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16 Jul 2018
Two Trees, James Corner Field and Shop Architects team up on Williamsburg waterfront park
Two Trees, James Corner Field and Shop Architects team up on Williamsburg waterfront park   New York-based developer Two Trees Management has opened a disused sugar factory redevelopment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, turning the site into a waterfront park. With landscaping from James Corner Field Operations and a street extension conceived by Shop Architects, the project aims to keep true to the site’s .... More>>
16 Jul 2018
Attendance soars for Dubai Parks and Resorts as DXB reports half year visitor figures
Attendance soars for Dubai Parks and Resorts as DXB reports half year visitor figures   Things are looking up for DXB Entertainments, after the operator reported more than 1.4 million visitors to Dubai Parks and Resorts in the first half 2018 – an increase of more than 46 per cent year-on-year. The operator reported more than 612,000 visits in its second quarter, compared to 414,000 in the same .... More>>
16 Jul 2018
British space tourism one small step closer as Scotland confirmed to host UK's first spaceport
British space tourism one small step closer as Scotland confirmed to host UK's first spaceport   The Scottish Highlands are set to become the hub for British space travel, a sector which could be worth an estimated £3.8bn (US$5bn, €4.3bn) to the UK's economy. The government has highlighted space as a potential major revenue source for Britain, with spaceports potentially making the UK not only the first .... More>>
16 Jul 2018
Noella Gabriel named president of Elemis
Noella Gabriel named president of Elemis   Noella Gabriel, co-founder of Elemis, has been named president of the UK-based skincare company. The move was announced by Elemis CEO Séan Harrington, who said Gabriel had helped the company achieve "unprecedented growth and success in the UK and EU markets". "To have Noella by my side as we continue to .... More>>
13 Jul 2018
Hotel Okura Tokyo lives twice with rebuild scheduled for September 2019
Hotel Okura Tokyo lives twice with rebuild scheduled for September 2019   The iconic Hotel Okura Tokyo, which was demolished in 2015, is set to be rebuilt and will reopen in September 2019 as the Okura Tokyo. The hotel, which featured in Ian Fleming’s James Bond novel and subsequent movie – starring Sean Connery – You Only Live Twice, has been redesigned by Yoshio Taniguchi – .... More>>
13 Jul 2018
David Beckham's stadium group releases first image of proposed stadium complex
David Beckham's stadium group releases first image of proposed stadium complex   The group hoping to establish a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise in Miami, Florida, US, has released the first image of the proposed stadium complex. Led by former England football captain David Beckham, the group is hoping to establish the development – which would mix a 25,000-seat stadium with a park and .... More>>
13 Jul 2018
Nairobi’s The Beacon set to be Alsop’s only African foray
Nairobi’s The Beacon set to be Alsop’s only African foray   Planning permission has been granted to architects All Design for one of the late Will Alsop’s final creations before his death in May 2018, which will be a gregarious shopping centre and office development in Nairobi, Kenya. The Beacon will be the only African project produced by the legendary British .... More>>
13 Jul 2018
1 Rebel to send London into a spin with fitness amphitheatre
1 Rebel to send London into a spin with fitness amphitheatre   Alternative fitness operator 1 Rebel has opened the world’s first spin studio amphitheatre in Victoria, London. The 7,000sq ft (650sq m) arena at Victoria’s Nova – a multi-restaurant development in the area – houses an 86-bike studio over three stories, as well as an instructor platform that ascends and .... More>>
13 Jul 2018
Cave which trapped Thai schoolboys to become 'living museum'
Cave which trapped Thai schoolboys to become 'living museum'   The cave in which 12 Thai schoolboys and their football coach were trapped for 18 days is to be turned into a museum highlighting the bold rescue operation that saw them escape unharmed. Trapped after heavy rains partially flooded the cave, an international rescue was launched when the group was found unharmed .... More>>
13 Jul 2018
WTS to manage Ocean Edge Resort's Beach House Spa
WTS to manage Ocean Edge Resort's Beach House Spa   Corcoran Jennison Hospitality, which owns and operates the Ocean Edge Resort in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, US, has appointed WTS International to manage its Beach House Spa. The spa, which opened last year, has been designed to "capture New England charm" and combine it with "urban sophistication". The .... More>>
13 Jul 2018
Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho launches cryptocurrency and digital stadia venture
Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho launches cryptocurrency and digital stadia venture   Former Barcelona and Brazil midfielder Ronaldinho has launched a new digital venture which looks to combine an entirely new cryptocurrency with a range of football services "in the real world". The project – in partnership with Malta-based World Soccer Coin – is aiming to launch a digital currency called the .... More>>
13 Jul 2018
Scientists urge London's Science Museum to end fossil fuel partnerships
Scientists urge London's Science Museum to end fossil fuel partnerships   A collection of nearly 50 scientists has urged the London Science Museum to end three oil company partnerships, with the collective arguing the sponsorships are "undermining" the museum as a scientific institution. Called Culture Unstained, the activist collective includes signatories such as broadcaster Chris .... More>>
13 Jul 2018
Japoma Sports Complex weaving in Cameroonian craft traditions ahead of Nations Cup
Japoma Sports Complex weaving in Cameroonian craft traditions ahead of Nations Cup   Ahead of 2019’s Africa Cup of Nations football tournament, the architect behind Douala, Cameroon’s new 50,000 seater stadium and sports park, Japoma Sports Complex, has told CLAD about the stadium's ergonomic structure that will bring in the very fabric of the culture of the city around it. Douala, the .... More>>
12 Jul 2018
Decades of Wheels car museum planned for Route 66 at Kansas
Decades of Wheels car museum planned for Route 66 at Kansas   Located beside the famous Route 66 in Kansas, Texas, a new car museum will showcase some of the US’s most loved cars and motorbikes. Decades of Wheels has more than 300 motor exhibits, including Model Ts, Hellcat Chargers, Corvettes and a 1971 Husqvarna owned by Steve McQueen. Vehicles from the privately owned .... More>>
12 Jul 2018
Belmond opts for youth for Cadogan project
Belmond opts for youth for Cadogan project   Global luxury travel brand Belmond has chosen two young designers to bring on board for its Belmond Hotel Cadogan in Chelsea, to supply design products for the London hotel’s scheduled reopening later this year. Product and furniture designer Mac Collins and sustainable design advocate Antonia (Toni) Packham .... More>>
12 Jul 2018
Saudi fitness company Leejam Sports plans IPO
Saudi fitness company Leejam Sports plans IPO   Leejam Sports Company, which owns and operates Fitness Time, the largest network of sports and fitness centres in the Middle East, has announced plans for an initial public offering (IPO). In a statement, the firm said it will make 30 per cent of its existing shares available to investors. The IPO has been .... More>>
12 Jul 2018
Polish operator CityFit expands portfolio and plans upgrades to all clubs
Polish operator CityFit expands portfolio and plans upgrades to all clubs   Polish low-cost operator CityFit is expanding its portfolio with the addition of two new sites in Warsaw and Poznan. Exact details of the clubs have not been confirmed, but work is currently underway at both sites and the clubs are expected to open by "late autumn". As well as the new openings, CityFit has .... More>>
12 Jul 2018
Muza Lab Belmond Mount Nelson refurbishment provides continuity rather than conversion
Muza Lab Belmond Mount Nelson refurbishment provides continuity rather than conversion   Muza Lab has finished its ground floor public rooms refurbishment at Cape Town’s iconic Belmond Mount Nelson, with a focus on keeping traditional elements, while embellishing them with natural greens and subtle upgrades. The new design has aimed to embrace “Belmond values” with a layout that is “connected to .... More>>
12 Jul 2018
Denizen envisions vertical gallery for Scottish Highlands' Inverewe Garden
Denizen envisions vertical gallery for Scottish Highlands' Inverewe Garden   Plans have been lodged by the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) to build a vertical gallery and bird hide in a 19th-century botanical garden in the country's Highlands. London-based architects Denizen Works are behind the proposal for Inverewe Garden, which was first opened in 1862 and features more than 2,500 .... More>>
12 Jul 2018
Warner Bros proposes US$100m aerial tramway to iconic Hollywood sign
Warner Bros proposes US$100m aerial tramway to iconic Hollywood sign   Warner Bros has offered up US$100m (€85.6m, £75.7m) to finance a proposed cable car system taking visiting tourists to and from the iconic Hollywood sign. Erected in 1923, the iconic sign originally read "Hollywoodland", before the "land" was removed in 1949. The sign – originally created as an advertisement for .... More>>
12 Jul 2018
Video: Mountaintop James Bond attraction opens doors
Video: Mountaintop James Bond attraction opens doors   A mountaintop attraction is offering visitors their own license to thrill, with the launch of the new James Bond exhibition in Sölden, Austria today (12 July). Called '007 Elements', the state of the art facility is located more than 3,000m above sea level at the summit of the Gaislachkogl mountain. Sitting .... More>>
12 Jul 2018
David Lynch Foundation CEO to keynote at GWS
David Lynch Foundation CEO to keynote at GWS   Bob Roth, CEO of the nonprofit David Lynch Foundation and an expert on Transcendental Meditation, will keynote at the Global Wellness Summit taking place 6-8 October at Technogym Village in Cesena, Italy. Over the past 45 years, Roth has taught Transcendental Meditation (TM), a technique that utilises a mantra .... More>>
11 Jul 2018
World Wellness Weekend reports exponential growth for 2018 edition
World Wellness Weekend reports exponential growth for 2018 edition   World Wellness Weekend (W3), a major global wellness event, has reported exponential growth in the past year, with an estimated 70 countries expected to take part in this year's event, compared to only two last year. Founded by Tip Touch International CEO Jean-Guy de Gabriac, W3 was created to help people to .... More>>
11 Jul 2018
L.A. Gardenhouse project tops out
L.A. Gardenhouse project tops out   The first US project undertaken by Mad Architects, Los Angeles’s Gardenhouse, has topped out and is expected to complete by the end of 2018, according to the architect. The project, which has been wrapped in one of the largest outdoor living walls in the US, is aiming to bring “the natural flora found in the .... More>>
11 Jul 2018
Tammy Pahel named director of spa for Carillon Miami
Tammy Pahel named director of spa for Carillon Miami   Spa industry veteran Tammy Pahel has been named director of spa at the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort in Miami Beach, US. In her new role, Pahel manages a team of 100 professionals in the property’s integrated spa, fitness, salon and wellness facilities. “With nearly three decades of notable experience in .... More>>
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